I have vlc installed right now and all though i have used it for a while and love it i want a new media player. The only reason i am considering this is that every once in a while i have memory leaks with vlc. All of sudden it is using a little bit of my ram than bam it starts eating it up. I was considering mpc but unlike vlc i cant turn the volume up past 100 on mpc and on vlc i can turn it up to 200 so i was looking for something that like vlc will allow me to turn my volume up.
Well, I think you're going about it wrong. Instead of switching to a different player, when most all other players don't compare to VLC (imo), I would rather try to fix the memory problem.
What kind of videos are you watching? Quality, file size and extension type would be helpful to know.